As Mac OS X's decompressor only allows us to unpack in the same folder, getting hold of a program like BetterZip is essential. The main problem with the Mac OS X extractor is that it doesn't offer any kind of configuration options and on some occasions it's incapable of opening certain ZIP files.
The next generation of archiving.
Thanks to BetterZip, we'll be able to work with compressed files without having to worry about a password not allowing us to decompress or with the possibility to decompress in the folder of our choice. This software is compatible with ZIP, SIT, TAR, GZip, BZip2, RAR, 7Z, CPIO, ARJ, LZH/LHA, JAR, WAR, CAB, ISO, CHM, RPM, DEB, NSIS, BIN, HQX and DD, this means the vast majority of existing compression formats.
Regarding the compression, BetterZip can generate files in a wide range of formats, specially those that are more popular and that don't require a license (like ZIP, 7z and GZIP).
If we're worried about security, the AES-256 encryption of ZIP files is also supported, and it can open and generate files with passwords in almost any possible format.
Don't wait any longer and download BetterZip to your Mac.